by Florian Flade
Surprisingly, Al-Qaida´s media wing As-Sahab Media came up with the 5th part of a series „Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to the People of Egypt“ – this time it is an actual video of Dr.Ayman az-Zawahiri instead of a audio message.
Al-Qaida´s No.2 man is talking about Libya this time, urging Egyptians to support the Anti-Gaddafi movement. If NATO invades Libya, Zawahiri warns, the neighboring Muslim countries should not only fight Muammar al-Gaddafi´s regime but also the Western military occupation.
Interestingly the new Zawahiri video features a section of the latest video message by US-Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki („To make it known and clear to mankind and not to hide it“).
Zawahiri also mentions Patton Boggs, a law firm based in Washington D.C. and the Middle East.